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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
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Description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West...
Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm.
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This is a well put together exhibit, and way better than I expected. Every visitor is a VIP, and every guide is experienced. So much to see, so much to learn! Life on the sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Newport Beach, California

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Anaheim, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Perhaps it was because it is July 3rd but visit was not as hoped it would be. They were suppose to "shoot" the big guns at 10:30a.m. - no one allowed on the front part of the ship everyone to back - so we waited and waited and finally at 11:30+a.m. they shot the guns (2 shots). I sure hope... More 

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Newport Beach, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a well put together exhibit, and way better than I expected. Every visitor is a VIP, and every guide is experienced. So much to see, so much to learn! Life on the sea during WWII is well depicted, the history of this vessel is explained in amazing detail, and you can get a feel for what those who... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 - Great History! The USS IOWA is a great example of the United States Navy WWII warship that participated in the pacific conflict. Great history here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great tour for families! Entertaining, inspiring, respectful and educational. Learn more about the Iowa class fleets and their service in the military.

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Eagle Rock, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The USS Iowa is one of four historic battleships made during WW2. You get to explore about a third of the ship, but it takes two hours to do it! The docents are very knowledgeable and smart. High Heeled shoes are NOT recommended for this venue, as most of the ship has trip hazards if you are not careful. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went with middle school students for our summer school trip. It was everybody's first time. We had the tour led by Roger and Josh and the students learned so much and they enjoyed the activities. They showed a short video about the history of the ship so students can better understand how it played in American History. Seafood can... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I am so grateful for the military's service for our country after this Amazing tour!! A must for every American. Check for Fleet week in your area.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visiting the USS Iowa was a trip down history lane. Exhibits are well done, with photos and other memorabilia arranged. Some people may struggle with the uneven deck and ladders, but if you are agile and able, it is well worth a few hours of your time.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The USS Iowa was in World War Two, Korea, during the Coldwar and has been honorably retired to museum status. Having toured other museum ships, I was bound and determined to make the most of it and not be pushed through by other people. I was the first on the ship the day I went. That's the best way to... More 

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Spaxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a very good way to spend a few hours or even more. It is also very hard on the legs, but worth every step. A visit that will keep kids and older kids ( up to 90 years ) happy and for some bring back memories.

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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